crash/hang/freeze with 2.4.3 or later

Ramprasad Rao ramp at
Sat Apr 21 02:00:01 EST 2001

Hi everyone,

I keep having some hangs/freezes with kernels later than 2.4.3. This
basically happens when there is intense disk activity. It always happens
when there is an slocate cron job. This freeze does not occur with

After this hang I have to physically boot the machine and almost always
the automatic fsck on boot fails.

I was wondering if there is something wrong with the kernel or my hard drive.

Thanks - Ram

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